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COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

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Economic Prosperity

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"I value the creation and nurturing of a vibrant community where economic prosperity is shared by everyone," -Mayor Wheeler


Income inequality has deepened during the pandemic and so has the need to invest in small business, while charting a course that prepares the City for future economic growth. During the 2021 Fall Budget Monitoring Process, Mayor Wheeler identified funding to support economic recovery.  These investments include:

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Please note these represent highlights from ongoing working proposals within the Fall BMP. These are working drafts that the Council is still discussing and deliberating.

The Mayor hopes to fund the development of 5-year Inclusive Economic Development Strategy to guide our City’s work in creating widely shared economic prosperity grounded in racial equity and transition to zero-carbon. This summer’s extreme heat waves emphasized the urgency of the climate crisis and underscored the disproportionate impact it has on communities of color. This investment is key to laying the foundation for a carbon neutral economy and continuing our work in economic and climate justice. 


With the City of Portland continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate, the Mayor is working to close the wealth gap between lower-income and middle-income families. He does this through collaboration with Prosper Portland, one of the bureaus under his purview that focuses on building and strengthening an equitable economy. The bureau works with public, private and community partners to deliver on strategic objectives, initiatives, projects and programs designed to benefit all Portlanders.

He also spear-headed the launch of Portland Means Progress with an unprecedented coalition of more than a dozen business and multicultural organizations. Portland Means Progress will enable local companies with three to 23,000 employees to grow and to help Portland grow more equitably by:

  • Committing to pay employees a minimum of $15 per hour
  • Creating internship and job opportunities for underrepresented youth
  • Increasing purchasing from diverse businesses
  • Changing business culture to be more inclusive

Mayor Wheeler also helped spearhead Here For Portland, a campaign designed to help local businesses succeed as we all recover from COVID-19.

Economic Relief Partners

We’re all in this together, so we’re working together with partners from all over the region and state to ensure economic and social resilience and recovery. The City of Portland thanks its partners who are helping everyone in our community get through this crisis.

State of Oregon| COVID-19 Resources

Metro | COVID-19 Resources

Multnomah County | COVID-19 Resources

City of Gresham | COVID-19 Resources

City of Beaverton | COVID-19 Resources

City of Hillsboro | COVID-19 Resources

City of Lake Oswego | COVID-19 Resources

City of Eugene | COVID-19 Resources

Prosper Portland

Greater Portland Inc

Business for a Better Portland (BBP)

Portland Business Alliance (PBA)

Venture Portland

Travel Portland

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC)

The Black American Chamber of Commerce (BACC)

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO)

Oregon Native American Chamber (ONACC)

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (HMC)

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)